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Defensive Medicine

It's Time to Call Their Bluff: "Defensive Medicine" Is a Fraud

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

Even when you remove litigation as a factor, the extent of tests and procedures that are ordered do not change. Enacting "tort reform" will continue to fail as a solution to this country's health care problems.

Doctors Don't Need Tort "Reform" -- They Need a Shrink

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

Patients need competent physicians; doctors need medication, psychotherapy, or both; and, politicians need to focus on reducing medical malpractice. This is the only acceptable way to reduce deaths, injuries, claims and lawsuits.

US Health Care Reform, As Seen From the Trenches (Part 2 of a 6 Part Series)

S.I. Adam, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
S.I. Adam, M.D.

Medical-legal reform received only lip-service during the Federal health care legislative process in the spring of 2010 -- drastically disregarded as fundamental contributors to high health care costs.

Non-Profit Self Dealing at the Core of Health Care Inflation?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

What is self dealing? Self dealing is directing business of the corporation to entities in which the director or board member may have interest.

Tort Reform Does Not Reduce Health Care Costs--Never Has, Never Will

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Anyone opposed to robust health care reform because it fails to include tort reform needs to examine their premise. We should be more concerned with patient safety.

Part 3: Un-Spinning Healthcare Reform - The Economics

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I don't know about you, but one thin dime for every buck you make seems like a very easy trade for being able to see the doctor any time you need to.

Healthcare Reform and Defensive Medicine

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

My esteemed colleague, Dr. Charles S. Day's thoughts on health care.

Treating the Medical Hit-and-Run

Patrick Malone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Malone

I wish President Obama could meet one or two of my clients who are victims of medical hit-and-runs.